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Shaunfarris

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Hi All,

I've done the Orange ROM update from the Orange Website, (by the way does anyone know where to find a complete list of the changes in this ROM), everything appears to work great apart from GPRS which just doesnt seem to be as reliable...........has anything changed on this front???
Also I am noticing my signal strength is definitely at least 1 bar lower in strength causing even more frustration when indoors at home where my signal has never been great anyway.

Any ideas, on both fronts but especially GPRS.

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Current Phone Orange SPV M5000
Device Profile:
Operator Version : 7.130.1.174
ROM Version : 1.30.90 WWE
ROM Date : 02/24/06
Radio Version : 1.13.00
Protocol Version : 42.47.P8
ExtROM Version : 1.30.174 WWE

Phone History:-
SPV M5000, SPV M2000, Nokia 6600, Samsung P510, Samsung V200, Nokia 7210, Nokia 8310, Nokia 8210, Nokia 3330, Nokia 7110, Nokia 3210, Nokia 5110, Nokia 640, Ericsson GH688, Ericsson GA318, Motorola Micro Tac

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Almost forgot, If something has changed on the GPRS could it account for more battery loss????
As I am using the AlwaysonMail SEVEN email Push software which dials GPRS, if it fails to connect and keeps trying, I assume this using a lot of battery power???

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Current Phone Orange SPV M5000
Device Profile:
Operator Version : 7.130.1.174
ROM Version : 1.30.90 WWE
ROM Date : 02/24/06
Radio Version : 1.13.00
Protocol Version : 42.47.P8
ExtROM Version : 1.30.174 WWE

Phone History:-
SPV M5000, SPV M2000, Nokia 6600, Samsung P510, Samsung V200, Nokia 7210, Nokia 8310, Nokia 8210, Nokia 3330, Nokia 7110, Nokia 3210, Nokia 5110, Nokia 640, Ericsson GH688, Ericsson GA318, Motorola Micro Tac

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Only me again, Just noticed the GPRS settings say Class 10..............did this use to say Class 8???? and could this make a difference

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Current Phone Orange SPV M5000
Device Profile:
Operator Version : 7.130.1.174
ROM Version : 1.30.90 WWE
ROM Date : 02/24/06
Radio Version : 1.13.00
Protocol Version : 42.47.P8
ExtROM Version : 1.30.174 WWE

Phone History:-
SPV M5000, SPV M2000, Nokia 6600, Samsung P510, Samsung V200, Nokia 7210, Nokia 8310, Nokia 8210, Nokia 3330, Nokia 7110, Nokia 3210, Nokia 5110, Nokia 640, Ericsson GH688, Ericsson GA318, Motorola Micro Tac

www.shaunfarris.co.uk

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Hi,

...am still on the old ROM and there are options available to change between GPRS classes (8 and 10).

Have heard that the new ROM causes increase in battery usage and slightly more GPRS instability


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Hi

I am having the same problems with GPRS, its really poor. It is so flaky its untrue. I can't find anything that sorts the problem out, but if you change the GPRS class from 10 to 8 (then tap OK) is says the radio will be reset, then go back and change it to 10 again and that appears to get the GPRS working again. I have no idea what this does from a technical perspective but it is marginally more Convenient than a soft reset. I have tried turning the radio off (flight mode) but this does not help every time.

I use my M2000 more for email and browsing than i do for voice so this is really bad for me, but i do think the bluethooth is better.

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Hi

I am having the same problems with GPRS, its really poor.  It is so flaky its untrue.  I can't find anything that sorts the problem out, but if you change the GPRS class from 10 to 8 (then tap OK) is says the radio will be reset, then go back and change it to 10 again and that appears to get the GPRS working again.  I have no idea what this does from a technical perspective but it is marginally more Convenient than a soft reset.  I have tried turning the radio off (flight mode) but this does not help every time.

I use my M2000 more for email and browsing than i do for voice so this is really bad for me, but i do think the bluethooth is better.

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Agreed, mine has gone exactly the same way. GPRS is awful and it's not seeing my WiFi at all. Soft reset solves the problem but after a couple of downloads it dies again. Agreed that the bluetooth is better but mobile email is my priority. Almost tempted to go back to the old ROM. Does any body have a link to this?

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